At a time when elementary, middle and high school students are learning to think about their place on this planet, One Fish Foundation brings the sustainable seafood message into classrooms.

One Fish Foundation sheds light on the path seafood takes from ocean to plate.

Students learn about different wild harvest methods and the environmental, economic and social impacts of each in compelling images and dynamic discussion.

They see the growing impact of aquaculture on seafood sustainability, including some of the key benefits and real pitfalls of different approaches to farming fish and shellfish.

Students begin to understand some of the complex challenges in managing local, regional, national and international fisheries and the increasing impact of climate change on marine ecosystems.

One Fish Foundation President Colles Stowell brings energy to the discussion of seafood sustainability and sparks student interest in important questions such as: Where does this salmon come from? How was it harvested or farmed? Is the population healthy? Was it given hormones or antibiotics to speed growth or fight disease?

Each classroom visit follows a lesson plan custom designed to meet students where they are in their curricula. Lessons feature a creative mix of slides, hands-on exploration of gear types and live green crabs, gallery walks, roundtable discussions and optional project, all tailored to specific class needs. 

The end game?

Students will better understand their relationship to seafood, and that their choices have an impact on the resource. They will have the knowledge and confidence to ask questions about the seafood on a menu or at a store and make their own choices.

One Fish Foundation’s education approach for:

Elementary school

Middle school

High school


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Making Good Impressions

Getting Hands Wet and Talking Seafood

Age is Irrelevant: Our Seafood Choices Matter


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